Advisory Board

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Artistic Advisor

Susan Shiplett Ashbaker,
Vocal Coach, The Curtis Institute of Music,
Opera/Artistic Consultant 

Board of Advisors

  • Ann Baltz, Opera Works Founder and Director
  • Daniel Beckwith, Conductor, MET, New York City Opera, Seattle Opera, San Francisco Opera
  • William Burden, tenor with MET, Opera Company of Philadelphia, Santa Fe Opera
  • Michael Chioldi, baritone with MET, New York City Opera, Chautauqua Opera
  • Brian Downen, tenor with Caramoor Opera, Lake George Opera, Knoxville Opera
  • Kallen Esperian, Celebrated International Soprano
  • William Florescu, General Director, Florentine Opera
  • Diana Hossack, Opera America, Managing Director/Artistic Services
  • Paul Kilmer, Director of Artistic Administration, Opera Theater of St. Louis
  • Jennifer Larmore, Internationally Celebrated Mezzo-Soprano
  • Emily Magee, soprano with Bayreuth, Berlin, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Dallas Opera
  • Nancy Maultsby, mezzo-soprano with Seattle Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago
  • Matthew Polenzani, tenor with MET, San Francisco Opera, La Scala
  • Gianna Rolandi, Director of Vocal Studies, Lyric Opera Center for American Artists for Lyric Opera of Chicago
  • Ted Taylor, Conductor/Accompanist
  • Carol Vaness, Internationally Celebrated Soprano
  • Marc Verzatt, Stage Director: Lyric Opera of Chicago, Lake George Opera
  • John Wustman, Internationally Celebrated Accompanist
  • Brian Zeger, Celebrated Accompanist/Artistic Director of the Deparmtent of Vocal Arts at the Juilliard School

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